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Grady Miller

ENVU Distinguished Professor of Sustainability & Extension Specialist

Turfgrass Management


Williams Hall 4123A


Dr. Miller’s training was at Louisiana Tech University (B.S.), Louisiana State University (M.S.) and Auburn University (Ph.D.). Prior to coming to NCSU, he was a Professor at the University of Florida. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Turfgrass Science at North Carolina State University with extension, research, and teaching appointments.

Dr. Miller directs his extension efforts toward general turfgrass management. The focus of his research program is to improve sports field, golf course, urban turfgrass, and utility turfgrass quality through evaluation of turfgrass management practices and procedures. His research activities are centered on cultivar evaluation, irrigation practices, turfgrass nutrition, and athletic field maintenance practices. He currently teaches two University courses annually, the graduate class  Applied Research Methods and Analysis for Plant Sciences (CS 755) and Turfgrass Cultural Systems (CS 400) .

He is the co-author of four books and has published over 750 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management. He is a frequent contributor to He has been installed in the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension Outreach at NC State University and Fellow in the Agronomy Society of America.


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